I love these,they smell lovely,attract the butterflies and arfe pretty.My mum says they grow in most conditions,but can get a bit wayward.
I have a rather dark corner of my garden.I want to plant one in memory of dp (almost a year since he died) but don't want it to overrun the garden,so my question is,is there such a thing as a "dwarf" variety?One that would not take over the garden?and if so where can I get one???
thompson & morgan have developed dwarf buddleias -called Buzz - but these are more for pots or v small gardens. Have recently bought 3 - one of each colour - but too early to tell how big they will get. however regular pruning of normal buddlieas will keep them contained - they can be cut back each spring - although still expect them to put on about 6 foot of growth each year. They can give a spectacular show of flowers and the butterflies love them. However a dark corner won't get the best out of the buddleia - the plant and the butterflies will much prefer a sunnier position. sorry to hear about DP - did he particlularly like buddleias/butterflies?
Our normal one does pretty well against a north facing 6' fence, I cut it back hard every spring and it grows up into branches about 8' high every year, covered in flowers, lovely. Doesn't get any "wider" particularly, takes up less than a metre of border at it's biggest. The main thing is the spring pruning, sounds as though it would be a lovely memorial.
We put in a "Pixie Blue" Buddleia last suimmer link here - it is meant to stop at 4ft wide and 4ft high, without having to be cut back. I can't promise it really stays that small as we haven't had it long enough, but it looks good do far.